RODMAN — One person is dead after a fire destroyed their home Monday morning.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, at 1:49 a.m. Monday, Rodman Fire Department crews were dispatched to the house at 26041 County Route 69 for a reported structure fire. State police and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were also en route.
When first responders arrived, they found the home engulfed in flames and were unable to locate the homeowner.
Rodman fire crews, with assistance from the Adams Center Fire Department, got the fire under control and began searching in the debris. A body was found in the rubble.
According to a press release, the victim is expected to be identified after a postmortem exam scheduled for Monday, and further information may be released at that time.
The Jefferson County Office of Fire and Emergency Management and state fire investigators are looking into the fire’s cause. No determination has been made yet.